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Open Champion’s Lengthy-Shot Win Depicted By Tremendous Bowl Odds

Brian Harman was as soon as 250-1 to win the Open Championship

Think about if the Arizona Cardinals or Houston Texans had been to win Tremendous Bowl LVIII in February. That’s the extent of underdog Open Championship winner Brian Harman was lower than one month earlier than he gained golf’s fourth main at Royal Liverpool Golf Course.

And Harman gained in a blowout. He concluded the event Sunday after he carded a 13-under 271. Harman gained his first-ever main championship by six strokes.

In line with Sports activities Odds Historical past, Harman opened at 125-1 in December and he was as excessive as 250-1 (!) simply three weeks in the past. Harman was again to 125-1 at BetMGM and 120-1 at FanDuel Sportsbook earlier than Thursday’s first spherical.

For reference, DraftKings Sportsbook at the moment has the Cardinals and Texans 200-1 to win the Tremendous Bowl this season. Harman was 200-1 to win The Open on Could 1.

The 5-foot-7 lefty additionally was liable for simply 0.8% of the tickets and 0.5% of the deal with at BetMGM earlier than the primary spherical. It didn’t stay that approach, although.

Because the event performed out, Harman had his odds moved and have become a extra standard wager. He was slashed from 125-1 to 22-1 after he shot a 4-under par within the opening spherical. Harman was then minimize to 6-1 earlier than the third spherical and entered the ultimate day as a -175 favourite, in keeping with BetMGM.

By event’s finish, Harman was liable for 14.6% of the deal with on BetMGM, which represented 4.2% of the tickets. Luckily for these bettors, it wasn’t a lot of a sweat both.

Harman entered the ultimate spherical with a five-shot lead and gained by six strokes. 4 golfers — Jason Day, Tom Kim, Sepp Straka, Jon Rahm — all tied for second place at 7-under par 277. Harman’s lead briefly was minimize to 3 strokes earlier than he carded bottom birdies on the par-4 14th and par-5 fifteenth holes.

Disclaimer: This isn’t a motive to guess on both the Cardinals or Texans to win the Tremendous Bowl. However it’s a reminder of how golf betting generally is a moneymaker since lengthy photographs have a greater likelihood than in different sports activities. It’s been that approach all through the season on the PGA Tour, too.

Thumbnail photograph by way of Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports activities Photos

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